By Alan Hutton

21st Feb, 2020 | 4:00pm

'Man mountain' - Exclusive: Hutton raves over 'Superb' outfield Celtic star v Copenhagen

Alan Hutton was hugely impressed with Celtic defender Christopher Jullien in the Hoops’ 1-1 Europa League draw away at Copenhagen.

The former Scotland international full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, believes the abilities of the 26-year-old allow Neil Lennon’s side to play expansive attacking football.

Jullien earned plaudits for his display in Denmark as Celtic drew 1-1 on Thursday night.

The former France under-20 international has made 41 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 7 goals in a season that has already seen the Bhoys win the Scottish League Cup.

When asked for his verdict on the centre-back’s performance in Europe, Hutton told Football Insider: “He is a big man mountain.

“He has been superb for them. Not only defending, but he has also chipped in with goals as well. I do not know him but he looks like a leader.

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“They have got a solid base to build from. It is helping them progress at the moment because it gives them the ability to attack teams and score loads of goals.

Neil Lennon’s side dominated the opening exchanges in the first leg and led through a fine Odsonne Edouard strike on after 14 minutes.

The hosts drew level just after half-time through Dame N’Doye and Fraser Forster made a fantastic penalty save with 10 minutes to go to keep the scores level going into next week’s tie at Parkhead.

In other Celtic news, Michael Brown has told Football Insider of the latest developments on Parkhead star’s future.